How do I know if Totobobo will fit?

Side by side: Totobobo mask and simulator
Side by side: Totobobo mask and simulator

Face mask fitting is a personal issue. Even a certain mask fit many people, it doesn’t mean that it will fit you. Just like buying a pair of shoes, you can’t really tell until you actually put it on and try.

But unlike buying a pair of shoes, no one will let you try a new mask unless you have bought it. Once you open the pack, you can not return the product because of obvious hygiene reason.

Some company make a business out of this problem and sell a set of “sampler masks” which contains a number of different models so that you can try them. The idea is the mask samples allow you to try them one by one and identify the most suitable so that you only need to order that model in the future. But whether you found one or not, you will have to fork out the money and pay for the set of “samplers”.

We decided to do it differently. We create a downloadable paper dummy which we call it “Totobobo simulator”. The simulator is a full size dummy of the actual Totobobo mask, very easy to put together. Although it does not have filter and does not work as a filtering mask. It is possible to use this simulator to test if the actual product will fit your face size or not.

Even more, you can trim the simulator, just as cutting the actual mask to check how it can fit better for smaller faces. It is especially useful for people who do not want to damage their mask unnecessary.

This is a concern we heard some times: “How do I know it will fit better after cutting the mask smaller?” You are worried that cutting too much, the mask can never go back to the original size.

No need to worry any more,??just download the “Totobobo mask simulator“, print as many copies as you need, experiment different sizes and see which one fits the best.

Here is a few step by step illustration:

1st step: cut it out
1st step: cut it out
2nd step: fold it
2nd step: fold it
3rd step: join the edge
3rd step: join the edge

After three simple steps, you have your very own simulator!

Now is the time to have fun testing the fit. If it is too big, just cut it smaller. ?If you cut it too small, just make another one!

The position of the lines are comparable to the real thing, you can follow the lines to get M,S or XS sizes, or even any size in between.

However, a simulator is not the real thing. Especially around the nose bridge area, the paper simulator is flat and the real Totobobo mask has a 3D curved profile which fit human face better.

Testing the size
Testing the size
Simulators cut to different sizes for test
Simulators cut to different sizes for test

Related:

http://totobobo.com/blog/how-to-customize-totobobo-mask-to-fit-small-face/

Download the file: http://totobobo.com/download/Totobobo-mask-simulator.pdf

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How to customize TOTOBOBO mask to fit small face?

One of the unique feature of TOTOBOBO mask is “Cut to size”. The original mask fit most adults except small faces of female and children. If you need to fit the mask to your 5 years old child, it is possible by just following the simple steps illustrated here:

TOTOBOBO mask can be cut to size
TOTOBOBO mask can be cut to size

The TOTOBOBO mask is the world’s first customizable respirator. Other products are only available in a particular size that only fits a particular age range and facial structure. For everyone else, there is little else that can be done.
TOTOBOBO, on the other hand, is capable of being trimmed to fit a wide range of facial sizes for optimal comfort and filtering. The mask fits most adults and can be modified to fit children as young as 5 years old. TOTOBOBO is the most versatile protective mask on the market. Adjusting the mask’s size is simple, just follow these steps:

Note: Use a pair of clean and sharp scissors. Wash your hands before starting.

You first need to determine how small you want to trim the mask. You can make a quick estimate by covering the mask on the user’s face, or better yet, get a TOTOBOBO dummy mask set. If you are not sure about the accurate size, I suggest you to trim the mask one ring at a time. The mask should form a snug fit to the face, but not so tight as to be uncomfortable. Take this into account when trimming the mask. Remember: measure twice, cut once.
You then carefully cut the material of the mask starting from the bottom. Inserting the scissors, follow the curvature of the mask along one of the ridges as you cut and make a complete loop. Trim any excess for comfort and test size as necessary. The excess material can be disposed of, and the mask is ready for use.

Once the mask is cut to fit the desired size, it is ready for repeated, long term protection.

Step 1 - start the cut from the bottom of the mask
1 - start the cut from the bottom of the mask
Step 2 - insert the scissors into one size of the opening
2 - insert the scissors into one side of the opening
Step 4 - turning around to the other side
6 - almost done
4 - make a loop to the starting point
7 - see! you've got your small mask now
5 - see! you've got your small mask now

Related:

Test the cut with a Totobobo mask simulator

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